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What is a Scribe?

Ideally, a pre-medical student (or student interested in pursuing a career within medicine) who works side by side with providers enabling them to maximize efficiency and as a result allow delivery of premier patient service.  

Alongside the provider, a scribe works amid busy trauma/medical codes & procedures, taking care of the central valley’s sickest patients. Needless to say our scribes see everything emergency medicine has to offer.

Not only do scribes function as a provider’s “right hand” person, their on-the-fly personal assistant, but they also engage in ongoing clinical research contributing to publications within the medical literature, and are involved with departmental extracurricular activities.

Benefits of Medical Scribing

 Medical scribing at CRMC has many benefits including but not limited to…

  • Gain knowledge of medical terminology
  • Looks good on Medical School or other graduate program applications
  • More volunteer opportunities
  • Opportunities for growth
  • Working 1:1 with emergency medicine residents
  • Participation in resident education
  • Meaningful networking
  • Letters of Recommendation

Rene Ramirez, MD
Dr. Rene Ramirez
Scribe Program Director

Chief Scribes

Renee Nassrallah
Renee Nassrallah

B.S. Biology, Minors in Chemistry and Criminology

California State University, Fresno

Hobbies: Spending time with family and friends, tutoring children in science and math, and baking all kinds of new treats!

Harman Dhesi
Harman Dhesi

B.S. Biology, Minors in Gerontology and Physical Science

California State University, Fresno

Hobbies: Photography, hiking, trying new foods, spending time with friends and family

 

Current Scribes

NBGeag Ajwgib
Manharsh Singh Sekhon

B.S. in Biology and Minor in Chemistry

California State University, Fresno

Hobbies: Playing soccer, hiking, and traveling

Benjamin Liang
Benjamin Liang

Molecular and Cell Biology (major), Mathematics and Science Education (minor)

UC Berkeley

Hobbies: Tennis, youtube, and cooking!

allison bacani
Allison Bacani

Neuroscience Major

California State University, Fresno (2021)

Hobbies: Trying the newest food places in Fresno, Snuggling my Shih Tzu, Attempting to drink less coffee

Nicko Vukjlovic
Nicko Vukajlovic

Major: Biology (Pre-Med)

California State University, Fresno

Hobbies: Working out/strength training, reading, and spending time with friends.

Matt Bilello
Matt Bilello

Major: Chemistry

UCSB

Hobbies: Playing any type of sport, running, watching history-based YouTube videos, reading history books, trying cool coding/programming projects, music, and just hanging out.

Linda Yang
Linda Yang

B.A. Psychology, Chemistry Minor

California State University, Fresno

Hobbies: Cooking, spending time with family, exploring new places

Alyssa Rivera
Alyssa Rivera

B.S. Biochemistry, minor in Child and Family Science

California State University, Fresno

Hobbies: Rating local coffee places/food trucks, catching sunsets, watching movies

Pajais Yang
Pajais Yang

Biology, B.S./Chemistry Minor

California State University, Fresno

Hobbies: Crafting, sewing, hiking, experimenting with food, spending time with family, watching romantic comedies

Jose Alberto Rodriguez
Jose Alberto Rodriguez

Major: Biology

California State University, Fresno

Hobbies: Gardening and Investing

Alyssa Gomez
Allyssa Antonia Gomez

Major: Biology B.S., Minor in Physical Science

California State University, Fresno | December 2019

Hobbies: Camping, hiking, running, pottery, and cooking

Aaron Vaughn-Martinez
Aaron Vaughn-Martinez

Major: Biology

California State University, Fresno

Hobbies: Drawing, photography, and music

 

 

History of the Program:

Since its humble beginning in 2012, with only 2 scribes supporting 10 residents and multiple attending physicians, the CRMC scribe program is 100% successful in our scribes matriculating to MD/PhD/DO/PA school out of those who successfully stayed and completed our program. Since then, the scribe program has grown nearly 10-fold.

Previous scribes:
Audra Iness: Virginia Commonwealth University Medical School
Ruzan Orkusyan: UC Irvine Medical School
Brandon J. Croft: UC Davis School of Medicine
Shayan Zoghi: Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine
Layla Farshidpour: UC Davis School of Medicine
Alejandro Avila: UC Davis School of Medicine
Jacob Perez-Stringer: UCSF School of Medicine